Pipe Friction Handbook

The fifth edition of PIA’s Pipe Friction Handbook has been fully reviewed and updated to cover any upgrades in Australian Standards since the fourth edition.

The main changes are the recalculating of the two ductile iron pipe table sets as the latest standard upgrade involved a change to many internal pipe diameters. Secondly, the addition of an extra page at the start of the commercial steel pipe tables which explains that the tables in this section can be used, up 250mm N.B., for stainless steel pipe as well as wrought steel pipe and note that these are the only tables in the handbook not to an Australian standard, they conform to ASME/ANSI B36:10M-2013 and ASME/ANSI B36:19M-2013. The layout of the handbook is the same as the previous editions the book is split into two sections, the first covering friction tables for pipes and tubes. The second covers how to calculate the friction loss in a wide range of pipe fittings, valves etc., together with instructions on how to calculate a pump system total head . The book includes data on pipe fittings etc. In summary, the Australian Pipe Friction Handbook covers all you need to know to calculate the total head of a pump system.


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The fifth edition of PIA’s Pipe Friction Handbook has been fully reviewed and updated to cover all upgrades in the relevant Australian Standards since the fourth edition.The principle changes to the friction tables, while maintaining the same format as previous editions, involve wrought steel pipes, ductile iron unlined pipes and ductile iron cement lined pipes.

Description: Pump Industry Australia’s Pipe Friction Handbook, now in its fifth edition, is a handbook which complements PIA’s Pump Technical Handbook. The book teaches the user how to calculate pipe friction losses in a wide range of pipe types and sizes, commonly in use in Australia, up to in some cases, 2000mm. The handbook includes easy to understand instructions on how friction losses are calculated for straight pipe and a wide range of pipe valves and fittings.

The first section of the handbook covers pipe friction losses in the most commonly used pipes in Australia. With the exception commercial steel pipe which is to ASME/ ANSI B36:10M standard, all the other pipes and tubes are to an Australian standard. The following are the piped types covered by the friction tables:

Commercial Steel and Stainless Pipe

Large Fabricated Steel Pipe

Medium and Heavy Duty Galvanised Steel Pipe

Uncoated and Cement Lined Ductile Iron Pipe

Copper Tube

Brass Tube

Stainless Steel Tube

Series 1 and 2 PVC Pipe

Polyethylene Pipe

Rural Polyethylene Pipe

Aluminium Irrigation Tube

Elastomeric Rubber Hose

Concrete Pipe

In addition to the above tables there is a table for the friction loss of viscous liquids in commercial steel pipe and a chart for the calculation of friction loss in lay flat hose.

The second section of this handbook covers friction loss factors for valves and fittings and how to calculate friction loss in a pump system. The following tables are included that will be useful to the pump engineer:

Value of Gravity at Selected Australian Sites

Physical Properties of Water

Pressure, Boiling Point of Water at Various Altitudes

Suction Lift Reduction with Temperature.

Viscosity Equivalents at constant temperature

Viscosity of liquids

Specific Gravity & Temperature Relationship for Various Liquids

Density & Specific Gravity for Various Liquids

Flow through Orifices & Nozzles

Approximating Discharge from Pipes

Irrigation Table

Discharge from Syphon Lines

Pressure Surges & Water Hammer

Acceleration Head – Reciprocating Pumps

Conversion Equivalents

Power Transmission – Recommended Flow Rates & Pressures for Hydraulic Hose

This handbook covers all the reader needs to calculate friction losses in a pump system.



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